How did religion dictate Ancient Egyptian's lives?

Ancient Egyptians had several ceremonies to hopefully please the Gods, to make sure everything from the sun rising, to the Nile rising still happened. 

The typical Egyptian wouldn't be allowed inside the temples, but once a year, the statues of the Gods and Goddesses were taken around on parade. 

Most of the Egyptian Life was spent preparing for their afterlife. They had to have tombs, and be mummified. Not only did they have to have tombs, these tombs had to have everything they would ever need in life, and the tombs needed plenty of descriptions of their life, and their name, carved in stone.

It was believed that if you were to destroy every reference to a person in their tomb, they would be without a name in their Afterlife, and thus, unable to move to Osiris' kingdom.